Welcome In The New Year With Better Oral Health
Make January a new start and take a look at how to best care for your teeth and gums.
Christmas is now over; the tree and trimmings are coming down and the world starts to get back into its regular routine.
Whilst some of us will have made New Year resolutions that will prove to be a success, for others, these can soon slip away as we return to our normal everyday life, with all the distractions that it offers. At Blue Sky Dental, we hope that those of you who really look after their teeth and gums will continue to do so, and, for those who have room for improvement, here are a few helpful tips to help you along the way.
Start your new year with a new toothbrush. If, like many people, you stick with the same toothbrush until the bristles are looking really worn, you have probably not been getting rid of the bacteria that accumulates on the gums, potentially leading to gum disease. A toothbrush (or electric brush head) should be replaced at least every three months to ensure efficient cleaning of both the teeth and gums.
Probably not high on people’s new year ‘to do’ list, but if you don’t already, add dental floss to your next shopping list. This is probably one of the biggest things that you can do to improve your oral health, yet only around one in five of us currently do this. Although it may appear tricky at first, many patients at our dental practice in Chelmsford who have been shown how to floss correctly, find it an easy task to perform and have been surprised at the benefits it has provided.
Cut down the sugar
Increasingly, sugar is being seen as a major threat to our health. This not only applies to medical conditions such as diabetes, which in itself also causes dental issues, but also to our oral health. Sugar consumption is known to cause tooth decay, but also provides fuel for the bacteria that lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. By reducing your sugar consumption, you also increase the chances of having healthy teeth and gums.
Come and say hello!
If you live in the Chelmsford area of Essex, why not consider taking advantage of the services that we offer at our modern dental practice. Along with offering excellent oral health care provision for all the family, we also offer specialist dentistry along with many modern cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental veneers, that can really help you to have an attractive and confident smile.
Call Blue Sky Dental today on 01245 211070 and get 2016 off to a healthy start!